We are a group of passionate hunters & anglers devoted to protecting our sporting heritage and passing on a healthy natural world to our kids and grandkids. Our motto says it all: Hunters & Anglers Defending Our Future.
What makes us different? At Conservation Hawks, our job is to identify and address the single biggest threat to our hunting & fishing. That’s why we focus all our time & energy on the most important issue for sportsmen: Climate Change.
Why Climate Change? Because serious, human-caused climate impacts like higher temperatures, stronger storms, more extreme droughts, changing precipitation patterns, unprecedented insect infestations, dying forests, reduced mountain snowpacks, an increase in invasive species, more ticks & mosquitoes, dying coral reefs, shifting waterfowl and big game migration patterns, an increase in extreme precipitation and flooding, toxic algae blooms, and ocean acidification are bad for hunters & anglers all over America.
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Our COLD WATERS film was part of the 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T). The film looks at trout fishing and climate change, and features Craig Mathews of Blue Ribbon Flies, Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia, Steve Hemkens of Orvis, pro photographer Tim Romano and CH president Todd Tanner. To learn more, please visit our COLD WATERS page.
We also engage hunters & anglers through print and electronic media. Our climate message has appeared everywhere from American Angler and Field & Stream to Forbes, Outside, and National Geographic. For a more comprehensive look at our climate outreach efforts, check out our CH in the Media page.
Our film CHROME was part of the 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour. You can watch the entire 11 minute film below. CHROME looks at the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on anadromous fish like steelhead & salmon. The film features Tom Rosenbauer of Orvis, Dylan Tomine of Patagonia, Kate Taylor of Frigate Travel, Hannah Belford of Damdochax River Lodge, pro photographer Tim Romano and CH president Todd Tanner. To learn more, please visit our CHROME page.
Our new film, CONVERGENCE, explores fishing and climate change through the eyes of some truly incredible anglers, including Hilary Hutcheson, Travis Swartz, Perk Perkins, Els Van Woert and Simon Perkins. CONVERGENCE is currently touring the U.S. with the 2017 Fly Fishing Film Tour. You can watch the film below or visit our ColdWaters.org website for more information.